Towards an Integrated Garden City, an urban design proposal conceived as part of Mobility, Mood and Place, has won the Architecture and Design Scotland Sust. Award for Sustainable Design at the 12th annual Scottish Student Awards for Architecture.
The project by recent Edinburgh College of Art graduates, Roseanne Knight, Jonathon Phillips and Stephanie Sharpe, was also highly commended in the Architecture and Design Scotland Urban Design Award category of the awards, which are a collaboration between Scotland’s placemaking champion, Architecture and Design Scotland (A+DS), and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).
Towards an Integrated Garden City is a proposal to re-frame an area of post-industrial urban infrastructure for the inclusive use and enjoyment of local residents. Co-created with older people in Manchester and Edinburgh, the project aims to reconnect the Castlefield area of Manchester with the city’s urban grain through the reframing of the disused Great Northern Railway Viaduct into an active, age-friendly street, infusing it with building programme and open space – ‘The Brownway’.
The awards judges said:
“This excellent project has sustainability at its very core. Re-working industrial age infrastructure to create a green route generates the context for intervention, including appropriately scaled and carefully designed housing. Very believable and pragmatic interventions are overlaid upon the green route strategy to deliver a very positive and practical new solution for the city.”
The students picked up their award at a ceremony on Thursday 17th July 2014 and their work is now on display in The Lighthouse in Glasgow (until 28th September 2014).
In other awards news, Sarah Lawson and Elise Rasmussen – also recent Edinburgh College of Art graduates – have won the Small Moves Big Impact prize, awarded by Somner Macdonald Architects, for their contribution to MMP.